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Red Sox Farm Report: Jarren Duran showing no signs of slowing down in Salem

Nick Friar
May 17, 2019 - 7:00 am

Last season, Jarren Duran hit .357 between Class A Short-Season Lowell and Class A Greenville. He had a .910 OPS, drove in 35 runs and stole 24 bases over 67 games. Relative to this season with Class A Advanced Salem, 2018 was a down year for Duran. In fairness, it was only his first season of pro ball.

Now in mid-May, Duran is still hitting over .400, raising his average to .413 and his OPS to 1.010 after his 3-for-5 performance in the 6-0 loss to the Fayetteville Woodpeckers (Astros) on Thursday. Duran is now in the midst of an eight-game hitting streak where he’s hitting .531 (17-for-32) with four doubles.

At the rate he’s going, the 22-year-old center fielder might earn himself a promotion to Double-A Portland sooner rather than later.


Casas continues to swing his way through May

Triston Casas finished April with a .208 average and a pair of home runs to his name. Through the midway point in May, his season average now stands at .250. Casas hit at a .314 clip (16-for-51) to bring his average up those 42 points. Not to mention he has four homers and five doubles through 14 games in May.

Casas still has to show he can maintain this level of play, but it appears he’s been able to maintain some level of consistent play after turning the corner to start the month.